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Police Academy

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These classes are certified by
The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training


Welcome to the Imperial Valley College Police Academy. The training classes offered are structured and designed through a partnership between IVC and POST (The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training). We offer police academy training for working students who need a flexible evening/weekend schedule.

Simulator Student Using Police Car Computer

Police Academy Classes are to be taken in this order:


After the successful completion of Module I, you will have completed your police academy training and can apply to be a peace officer anywhere in the state of California.

We encourage our police academy students to apply and work as Reserve Officers during their training to increase their knowledge and obtain work experience.


Uniform is required for all three classes and information will be provided on the first day of class. 


Upon successful completion of the courses, graduates will receive completion certificates. Certification of a completed course is valid for three years and expires if an individual is not employed as a Reserve Officer within three years of completing the course.

General Entrance Requirements

  • United States citizen or applying for U.S. citizenship.
  • The minimum age for admission is 18. Agencies tend to hire at the age of 21.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Valid California Class C (Class 3) driver's license.
  • No felonies or misdemeanors.
  • DOJ Clearance Letter.
  • Cleared Medical Examination

Additional Level I requirements will be the Pellet B and POST Physical Agility test. Those requirements will be discussed during the mandatory Level I orientation. The date and time for the mandatory orientation will take place before class starts.


You must register with the college to take these classes. Click on this link to fill out the IVC registration form. An email will be sent to your student email account within a 24-hour period. Open the email and confirm your enrollment.

If you are coming from another academy, you will need to fill out a STUDENT PETITION. You will have to come to the college and obtain signatures from the Director and the Dean before turning your form into the Admissions and Records office in building 10. You will also need to send the Admissions and Records office your official transcripts.

If you need assistance with our Admissions process, please call 760-355-6101.

Application Process

Please click on the link in the upper right corner for information on the application process.


A list of college fees can be found here. You'll need to add on what applies to you such as Student Representation and Student Health fees. Non-California residents' fees are increased.

Module III

8.5-unit class x unit fee
$ 550.00 for live scan fees, ammunition, uniform, and other academy materials.

Module II

13.5-unit class x unit fee
$ 575.00 for live scan fees, ammunition, uniform, other academy material.

Module I

16.50-unit class x unit fee
Estimated $ 1,800.00 - EVOC Fee. Cashier's check or money order payable to San Bernardino County Sheriff's E.V.O.C, live scan fees, ammunition, uniform, and other academy material. 

AJ 141 (PC 832) Arrest and Firearms

3.5-unit class x unit fee
$ 235.00 - for live scan fees, ammunition, PT Grey T-shirt

AJ 141 Arrest and Firearms

Shooting Range Handcuffing Practice

In addition to the police academy, IVC offers AJ 141 Arrest and Firearms. The arrest component has a 40-hour requirement, and the Firearms component has a 24-hour requirement. A minimum total of 64 hours is required by POST. We offer this as a 90-hour class. Students are required to drive to Calipatria State Prison to attend Firearms training and for qualification.

Financial Aid

The police academy classes, Module III, II, and I qualify for financial aid if the student has declared the Administration of Justice Law Enforcement Major.

PC 832 Arrest and Firearms do qualify for financial aid if the student has declared the Administration of Justice degree.


Veteran or Active Duty students planning to use VA Educational Benefits please contact the Military and Veteran Success Center at 760-355-6141 for VA Educational Benefits information and to create a Student Educational Plan with the Veterans' Counselor.


IVC offers scholarships that students can apply for.  For assistance with applying to one of the scholarships, contact Monica Rogers at the IVC Foundation 760-355-6411.

Live Scan Locations 
*You must call to make an appointment

Southwest Security
404 West Heil Ave
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 970-4500
M.V.P and Associates
128 S 8th St
Brawley CA, 92227
(760) 580-8425
687 State St
El Centro CA, 92243
(760) 482-2600
1450 W. Commercial Avenue Suite B (Across from DMV within the smog shop)
El Centro, CA 92243
(760 879-4937
Accepts Walk-ins
Southwest Postal
404 W Heil Ave
El Centro CA, 92243



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